Alstom Sign Letter of Intent for Emission-Free Train for Calw District

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Alstom has signed a letter of intent with the Calw district in Germany, for the planned use of new emission-free fuel cell drive trains on the Hermann-Hesse railway line. The letter was signed between Alstom representatives and Helmut Riegger, District Administrator of Calw. The line is set to improve access to the Black Forest and make it become a nearby area of relaxation.

Alstom Emission-Free Technology

The new trains for Hermann-Hesse railway line will be completely emission-free. In times of increasing energy costs and higher level of pollution, the development of this technology is essential. Alstom is proud that the district of Calw is supporting and sharing the companys vision of the railway transportation of the future, says Dr. Martin Lange, managing director of Alstom Transport in Germany.

Emission-free trains simply fit in better in the natural environment of the Black Forest, states Helmut Riegger.

The new trains are based on the the Alstom Coradia platform. The train will be designed not only to be completely emission-free but also consume less energy, reduce noise levels. It will be designed using intelligent energy management systems. the fuel cell drive will use a device that converts the chemical energy from fuel into electrical energy using a chemical reaction.

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